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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000277.txt from 2004/12

Subj: Re: [kl] Funny smells
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 18:19:02 -0500


Sometimes it is possible to remove bad
smells from cases.....sometimes not.

I spray cases with Lysol (do you have that over
there????)'s a strong disinfectant which
kills mold, mildew, viruses, bacteria, and is
supposed to eliminate odors. I assume it is
probably strong enough to kill insects also.

I spray them VERY well, and I mean saturate the
lining in both the top and bottom and close the
case for a couple of days. When I open it I leave
it outside in the fresh air for a day or so. Sometimes
this does the job; sometimes I have to repeat the
process. If the case is really bad it may be hopeless,
but this does work on about 75% of them.

The clarinet itself will probably need to be taken apart
and cleaned, new pads, etc.


> I have just acquired a Noblet clarinet from Ebay<snip>
But the first thing I notice <snip> is a musty smell that is
> immediately obvious on opening the case.

> How do I get rid of this?
> Matthew

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